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i was losing my mind, yeah | research @ blank check | phd @ uw-madison

Favorite films

  • Safe
  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • The Day He Arrives
  • A Matter of Life and Death

Recent activity

  • Live Flesh


  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


  • Hangover Square


  • The Pigeon Tunnel


Pinned reviews

  • Happy Together

    Happy Together


    TONY LEUNG: I have many regrets and I think they will kill me.

    CHANG CHEN: I have a cool baseball cap.

  • Days


    When a filmmaker holds on each shot for so long that the entirety of the film forever burrows its way deep into your consciousness... that’s a Tsai-op.

Recent reviews

  • Live Flesh

    Live Flesh


    VINCE MCMAHON FACE 1: Javier Bardem in a basketball Taz t-shirt

    VINCE MCMAHON FACE 2: Francesca Neri in a basketball Taz t-shirt

    VINCE MCMAHON FACE 3: Javier Bardem in a basketball Taz t-shirt trying to eat out Francesca Neri in a basketball Taz t-shirt

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


    PHIL LORD: You know, Chris, as a producer, I have advised... a number of filmmakers to explore a back-to-back pair of productions where they remain contractually committed but free to explore a larger story across a broader canvas.

    CHRIS MILLER: Well, did it work for those people?

    PHIL LORD: No, it never does. Messy storytelling, unforeseen production costs, overworked and exhausted crews. I mean, these people somehow delude themselves into thinking it might, but... but it might work for us.

Popular reviews

  • TÁR



    JUILLIARD STUDENT: I never played The Last of Us. I’d rather spend my free time—and my money—supporting work places that foster fair labor practices.

    LYDIA TÁR: Oh, yes, I suppose we should sacrifice the mechanical ambitions of Jak X: Combat Racing and the technical prowess of A Thief’s End to the ever-evolving, reckless defenestrations of contemporary culture’s most regressive whims. Great art—like Cortex Strikes Back, or Keef the Thief—requires dedication, young man. Would you want your nascent work to be defined by how…

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans


    On this watch, I began to notice a number of interesting parallels between the adventures of young Sammy Fabelman and many of the known details about the youth of filmmaker Steven Spielberg.